‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy!’ returning with redesigned sets for social distancing

Exclusive: Two of America’s longest-jogging gameshows, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” are heading again to the studio.

Equally exhibits were hit by the COVID-19 generation shutdown but Deadline understands that both equally syndicated exhibits, which arrive from Sony Photographs Tv and CBS Tv Distribution, are established to start off filming this 7 days and next.

There will, however, be a number of adjustments.

In “Wheel of Fortune,” Deadline understands that the wheel has been redesigned to supply appropriate social distancing involving contestants.

Over on “Jeopardy!,” the phase has been somewhat redesigned to make it possible for for a lot more house involving the a few contestant podiums. The contestants will also be at a harmless length from host Alex Trebek at his lectern.

As you can envision, both equally exhibits have taken health and fitness and safety safety measures as they return to generation in Culver City, California. Only vital staff members and crew will be permitted on phase, PPE will be presented for everyone driving the scenes and all staff members and crew will be tested on a typical foundation, although contestants will also be tested prior to they arrive to the studio prior to they tape. Social distancing steps will also be rigorously enforced both equally on-phase and off.

“Jeopardy!,” which is established to film 5 episodes a day, two days a 7 days, is envisioned to be again in the studio this 7 days, although “Wheel of Fortune” is aiming to return to filming next 7 days.

“Wheel of Fortune,” which is hosted by at Pat Sajak and Vanna White, is entering its 38th season, although Alex Trebek-hosted “Jeopardy!” is likely into its 37th season. Equally exhibits, produced by Merv Griffin, are contracted via to the 2022-2023 season and are exec manufactured by Mike Richards, who replaces the retiring Harry Friedman.

“’Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy!’ are returning to the studio to tape episodes for the shows’ forthcoming seasons. The productions have protocols in put in accordance with latest governing administration guidelines to secure contestants, staff members, crew and expertise from the distribute of COVID-19. Whilst some things may possibly have improved driving the scenes and on the established to continue to keep everyone harmless, lovers can hope to see the same ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy!’ they have arrive to really like when the season commences,” a studio spokeswoman informed Deadline.